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Stefan Holt
Building a Corporate Video/Editing Production Suite
on Aug 2, 2012 at 2:01:58 pm

Attempting to put together a nice portable video/editing package together for major company. Needs to edit video like a pro, stream live, and extremely portable for on-the-go shoot-edit-upload. Here are my thoughts:

15" Mac Book Pro-Retina Display $2199
Software-Adobe Creative Cloud $50/month ($600/year)
Mini-Drobo (1.5 TB Bundle) $949

Unsure of a camera at this point
Looking into DSLRs but would need to run mics-so xlr inputs a must
Any thoughts and or suggestions?

Production will run the spectrum..everything from internal training to broadcast ads run online/cable. Will need alot of flexibility.

Stefan Holt

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Mark Suszko
Re: Building a Corporate Video/Editing Production Suite
on Aug 2, 2012 at 7:50:56 pm

Not sure DSLR's have the "legs" for longer-form work like seminars and press conferences. You may want to use more conventional cameras.

Have you also looked at Newtek Tricaster, which can archive and stream to a reflector site or CDN, it's the classic all in one box solution most people try on a budget. Sony sells a briefcase-sized switcher- streamer with proper video and audio inputs and on-board audio mixer as well.

Have you also done an ROI analysis on owning these versus renting or leasing? If you are not literally using this rig every week, it may be cheaper to rent it only as needed. A modern corporate video department can be as streamlined as one in-house Producer, a small audio/ insert booth, laptop, and a phone with the right contacts list in it.

Meaning, you keep the minimum investment in capitol outlay and crews, and outsource everything else possible, because its a buyer's market for the next five to ten years out. If you can build a stable of pro freelancers ready at the drop of a hat, everything you DO generate looks valuable to the accountants. If you build up a bunch of gear that is constantly depreciating, it's not making money or at least saving money, the accountants are gonna kill your department. AND outsource production anyhow.

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